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Applications Now Open

We’re here to celebrate the UK’s small business sector and to give recognition to the nation’s best small companies, sole traders, entrepreneurs, creatives and makers.

Take a look below to see how winning a BizBubble or Modern Makers Award could help boost your business.

Enter up to 21 categories, 1st Category FREE *for a limited time only

Which awards should I enter?

We have split the awards into 2 main categories, the BizBubble Awards and the Modern Maker Awards.
If your business is relevant to both then you can enter both of course!

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For service or product based businesses, B2B’s, bloggers, charities, community based, online or high street shops.

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For artists, designers, handmade products, crafters, makers and creatives.

Our Judge

Natasha Francis

BBC’s The Bidding Room
& The Urban Vintage Affair

For the 2nd year running we proudly welcome back the wonderful Natasha Francis to the BizBubble panel who will be selecting all the winners for this years awards.

With over 20 years experience in sourcing, development and production, including brand set up and department set ups, Natasha now shares her knowledge and valuable contacts with like minded entrepreneurs. She has worked with many premium, casual and international designer brands, managing the whole product cycles from initial concept through to retail. 

Additionally Natasha also runs her own award winning online lifestyle brand ‘The Urban Vintage Affair’, where she sources products, manages a creative blog and implements collaborations and media publications. 

“Forever learning and forever experiencing, my mindset shifted several years back to take opportunities and ‘Do Things Differently’ and today, am one of the main Dealers on BBC1 Programme ‘The Bidding Room.’ Now my story begins and I am super excited to learn about your brand and be the special guest judge for The Biz Bubble Awards for the 2nd time running.”

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the star prizes

The ‘Small Biz of the Year’ and ‘Modern Maker of the year’ will receive:

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£500 to spend on BizBubble advertising packages 

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One 2 One consultancy session with Brandstorm Consultancy

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Lifetime Business Pro Membership on the Bubble Network

the category winners prizes

The ‘Small Biz of the Year’, ‘Modern Maker of the year’ and all category winners will receive:

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Applications NOW OPEN! 

Choose below which award you think your business has what it takes to WIN! 

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This award is for exciting new start up businesses, less than 18 months old

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This award recognises the small businesses where community is at the heart of what they do

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This award recognises small businesses that operate only online through digital channels

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This award recognises small businesses that are committed to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally responsible manner

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An award to recognise the small business or sole trader that has a positive impact on the planet and the people around them

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This award will celebrate businesses with a physical premises on the high street, businesses that contribute something extraordinary to their local area

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This award will go to the overall best most inspirational and innovative sole trader

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This award will celebrate businesses that are working within the business supply chain in the UK

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This award will recognise the best service businesses in the UK. Such as restaurants, bars, media companies, gardening, accountancy and hairdressers

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This award recognises the wonderful work of  Britain’s bloggers in all industries whether that be lifestyle, retail, travel, creative or personal

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This award will celebrate businesses that are working within the business supply chain in the UK

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This award will celebrate businesses with a physical premises on the high street, businesses that contribute something extraordinary to their local area

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This award recognises the wonderful work of  Britain’s bloggers in all industries whether that be lifestyle, retail, travel, creative or personal

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This award will go to the overall best most inspirational and innovative sole trader

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This award will recognise the best service businesses in the UK. Such as restaurants, bars, media companies, gardening, consultants, accountancy and hairdressers

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This award recognises the wonderful work of secondhand, vintage and antique businesses who are keen to make a positive impact in their field.

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the categories

Applications now open
Enter the categories that best represents your creative business. 

MM award 1 - ethical
MM award -2 illustration and art
MM award -3 Kids
MM award -4 jewellery
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MM award - 6 Fashion
MM award - 7 Home and Living
MM award - 8 Gifts
MM award 5 - wellbeing
MM award - Traditional skills
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MM award - 7 Home and Living
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MM award 5 - wellbeing
MM award - Traditional skills

Total prize fund

Enter up to 21 categories
1st Category FREE *
*for a limited time only

Enter more than 2 categories and get a FREE YEARS MEMBERSHIP on the Bubble Network & Directory

dates for the
diary 2022/23

The awards process begins on April 29th 2022 when small businesses, sole traders, makers & creators all across the UK will be welcome to apply via the BizBubble website.

FAQS 

Please do familiarise yourself with our updated FAQs.

The awards are open for any small business, micro company or if you’re a sole trader based in the UK with no more than 20 employees. For example you can apply if you are an independent business, freelancer, service based business, community based, online or high street shop, artist, crafter or maker!

 

There are many great reasons to enter the BizBubble or Modern Makers Awards.

GREAT EXPOSURE
Business awards are a great marketing tool. Just being shortlisted can improve brand awareness and promote your business to new customers. Short listers and Winners will maximise PR exposure by placing the award logo on all marketing materials including business cards, literature, email, website and social media.

NEW BUSINESS
Awards celebrate hard work and success and are great PR opportunities. It’s a chance to be recognised for all your hard work, winning a business or maker award can open doors to getting contracts or customers as well as finding new supply channels and breaking into new markets.

MORALE
Awards recognise the hard work and achievements of your business (and it’s employees) so winning one can help boost morale and improve motivation. Everyone gets focused on what’s great about the company they work for and can feel proud to be a part of it.

BENCHMARKING
Entering your business for an award can often make you look at your business from a different perspective, comparing yourself to competitors helps to evaluate  your business to see how you could improve whether that be your branding, position, growth, customer service or strategy. Ultimately will help you think about ways you could be doing things better and identify areas for improvement which in turn could be more valuable than the award prize itself!

INCREASED CREDIBILITY
Being shortlisted or winning a BizBubble or Modern Maker award can act as a 3rd party endorsement for your business. They give a seal of approval to your business quality for potential customers, so can form part of your sales pitch as well boost relationships with suppliers. It’s a great way of differentiating your company from competitors and will send out positive signals to potential customers.

It’s FREE to enter your first category with code FREEENTRY
(this is an early bird offer and for a limited time only)

Additional categories are £10 each

Enter in to more than 2 categories and get a FREE 1 years membership on the Bubble Network

More info about joining our network and all membership benefits HERE

Yes, you can enter into more than one category but a maximum of one entry per category will only be considered

28th February 2023 via our website and online media channels, more details to follow soon.

Head over to the application page HERE where you will tell us all about your business and choose which categories that suits your business the best

See the Prizes HERE

More info and terms of prizes can be found HERE

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